Galaxy Note 2: Just How Big A Screen Are We Talking About?

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Up to this point, we’ve heard only scattered rumors regarding Samsung’s expected follow-up to the successful Galaxy Note (above), first released last fall. The Note 2 would supposedly feature a display using new OLED fabrication techniques to create a much thinner component, and we’ve heard about October as a potential release window. Today, a new source speaks up about the Note 2, giving some new info on its display and hoping to fine-tune that release estimate a bit.

According to an “insider source” believed trustworthy by GSM Arena, the Note 2’s screen will grow slightly from the original Note’s 5.3 inches to a 5.5-inch version. Despite this scaling-up, the phone’s total width, now at 3.27 inches, is supposed to actually decrease, suggesting a barely-there bezel.

Regarding Samsung’s release plans for the Note 2, this source understands that the company is aiming for a September release, rather than waiting until fall is in full-swing. This is supposedly being orchestrated to see that the Note 2 hits retail in advance of the iPhone 5.

Considering how high expectations are for the iPhone 5, we’re not sure how much difference a slight head start will actually make in the ability for other phones to compete against it, and there’s always the threat of injunctions delaying the start of sales, but we’ll be looking for additional confirmation of this September launch, all the same.

Source: GSM Arena

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!